I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
was back with a bang last night (November 17) - we've already had tears, trials and, er, tampons. Obviously, it's far too early to judge our new batch of famous faces... but as if that's going to stop us! So join us as we share our snap judgements of the ten jungle rookies and let us know what you think below...Rebecca Adlington
Rebecca gets instant points for shamelessly fangirling over Kian Egan. Now, sure, this probably made Kian hideously uncomfortable, but her little disappointed noise when she found out they definitely wouldn't be on the same team was amazing.
Even when he beat her at the Bushtucker Trial, she hugged him and called him a legend and thanked him for doing it quickly. If Rebecca has that little composure around a member of Westlife, just imagine what it's going to be like when she's forced to spend time with critters and testicles?
But Rebecca is also fit ("in all senses of the word" - thanks Steve) and could prove to be a worthy competitor. Plus, she knows to start fires with tampons. Very impressive resourcefulness.Witchetty Wow Factor:
Kian seems like a very nice guy, but is that going to be enough? He's already spoken about how he's not really scared of adrenaline-filled adventures or creatures, which is fine, but where is the much-loved reality show trope of the journey
in that? Even when he got a tick, he was ridiculously calm.
Our only hope is that he ends up flipping out and goes on an outrageous rant after someone overcooks his kangaroo meat. Fingers crossed, everyone.Witchetty Wow Factor:
We're not convinced by David just yet. Sure, he has lots of hoity-toity fancy-pants airs and graces - him trying to figure out a makeshift wardrobe was fun - but he got down with the Trial without a hint of a breakdown.
This is all very admirable, but will he be entertaining? We're hoping that the lack of modern conveniences will slowly begin to get to the Royal fashion designer.Witchetty Wow Factor:
Steve triumphantly completes the skydive.
We weren't sure about Steve before the launch, but we're on board fully now.
Admittedly, this is largely because of his instant and adorable bromance with Joey Essex, which seems to sway from a father-and-son dynamic to just 'lads on tour'. We could watch him on repeat saying in faux-seriousness: "It's important that we reach checkpoints, because Joey has told me that he wants to pick birds that are well fit."
Anyway, we think Steve has just the right amount of humour so far, and could be bringing some of the funniest lines to this series.Witchetty Wow Factor:
Laila was a surprise for us after episode one - we think that she could become a sneaky favourite.
Not only did she seem like a very sweet mothering type - comforting Joey after he'd been chosen for the Bushtucker Trial - but she also had an endearing streak of dirtiness. "I don't mind eating testicles and penises, as long as they ain't hard," she informed us all. More of that, please.Witchetty Wow Factor:
Joey enjoys the sky dive.
Undoubtedly the star of the series so far. Who else in the first episode provided so many talking points
We had "confrontate". We had that bizarre face when he was terrified about jumping out of the helicopter. We had him giggling with delight about "proper sort" Amy. We had him worrying about his wavy hair. We had him thinking his water bottle was a man bag. We had him struggling to complete the Bushtucker Trial puzzle, even when Lucy didn't even try to do it. We had him leading a prayer circle for the fire to be lit. There is definitely the potential for a lot
of entertainment with Joey.Witchetty Wow Factor:
Alfonso prepares for his skydive.
Alfonso loses points instantly for announcing that he won't be doing the Carlton dance until the end of the show. And he also loses points for being frankly useless with a GPS.
On the other hand, he threw himself into everything with a fair amount of enthusiasm - and some funny lines. We also have to point out that he got genuinely choked up when he completed the Bushtucker Trial, like he'd just been through a terrifying ordeal instead of, well, being stuck with a couple of scorpions for about two minutes while he completed an insultingly easy puzzle. This bodes well.Witchetty Wow Factor:
Matthew Wright is certainly a polarising character when it comes to his journalism and television presenting, but there's surely one thing we can all agree on: he's hilarious on this show.
We couldn't help but feel sorry for him when he mistakenly thought he'd been picked over Amy, and had to do an awkward darting around dance before realising he'd been snubbed. Then there was his strained: "I'm not having a great day" on his hungover run through the island, his tears at the Trial (though to be fair to him, at least he did it) and his terror at seeing a bug before the show had even really started.
This year's Gillian McKeith/Dean Gaffney/Paul Burrell. Excellent.Witchetty Wow Factor:
Lucy skydives into the jungle.
We're a bit torn about Lucy so far. On the one hand, she denounces fame whores - on the other, she's appearing on I'm A Celebrity
. On the one hand, she very kindly refused to compete in the Bushtucker Trial so that the other team would get some food. On the other, it's going to get very boring if she's nicey-nicey like that all the time (we want drama, right?)
It's hard to make a snap judgement on Lucy so far. She is an enigma.Witchetty Wow Factor:
I mean, look at that ridiculous picture. You would think Amy would be one of those irritating screechers who apparently doesn't know what they've signed up for.
But that's far from the truth - Amy seemed happy to get stuck in, looked fantastic while she was doing it, and seems very kind too (she's been teaching Joey the time. Isn't that nice?) We think Amy could become a surprise favourite...Witchetty Wow Factor:
Who is your favourite I'm A Celebrity contestant so far, and who are you begging for Bushtuckers? Let us know by leaving your comments below!
I'm a Celebrity lineup 2013 - Hit or Miss?
Hit - I love it. Bring on the bugs and drama41.92%
Miss - Forget the Z-list. This is the Zzzzzz list24.15%
Maybe - I'll wait and see what happens when they touch down in camp33.93%